Welcome to the site. there is quite a lot here for you to spend time on if you're interested – music, lyrics, scripts, photos, a great and active forum. We have regular news updates for fans and downloadable biographical information for those of you who are music presenters in need of program content. As always, though, I hope you will come to know me first through music. All the albums I have made or to which I have contributed are catalogued. Surprises too, and more to come. Thanks for stopping by. -KE
November 30th, 2016
If you run screaming from Christmas muzak that loops endlessly in the malls, then Kurt Elling's holiday album is for you. In characteristically idiosyncratic fashion, the singer sets out to remake and explore the songs, and the spirit, of the season. The result is a brainiac take on Christmas...
November 12th, 2016
The idea had been to bring Christmas to Ronnie Scott's a few weeks early, by playing pre-season material from Kurt Elling's new album, The Beautiful Day. But a recent election result seemed to be weighing on his mind; as a result, a pall of anguish and disbelief hung...
November 9th, 2016
Kurt Elling, the great American jazz singer, was a divinity student with a church-musician father – experiences that fuelled in him a philosophical intelligence and mistrust of dogma, alongside an affection for communal celebrations that are often glimpsed in his work. Those qualities have never seemed so unexpectedly evident as...
October 30th, 2016
The Kurt Elling Quintet, with Kurt Elling (voice), Stu Mindeman (piano), Clark Sommers (bass), John McLean (guitar), and Ulysses Owens (drums), takes The Beautiful Day: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas on tour, beginning with the CD Release Celebration at New York's Birdland from October 26-29, and then continuing in Europe...
October 28th, 2016
Kurt Elling's First Holiday Album, Released Worldwide October 28, 2016 on OKeh Records/Sony Music Masterworks Previews of The Beautiful Day Order on Amazon Order on iTunes Streaming on Spotify The Beautiful Day 2016 Tour Dates When Kurt Elling embraced the meaning, the spirit and the word Christmas in creating his new...